Cape Coral Fire Department conducting Toy Drive

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 11:04:41-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla.  –  The Cape Coral Fire Department will be collecting toys and gifts through December 20th for children in the community who have special needs, suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, are in foster care, or have families struggling with financial difficulties.

“For more than 20 years, through the participation of our citizens, volunteers and business partners, the Cape Coral Fire Department has been able to provide gifts to these Cape Coral children and make their holiday a little bit brighter,” said Fire Chief Donald Cochran.

If you would like to contribute, please bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift to any fire station by Sunday, December 20. Donations for boys and girls of all ages (newborn to 17 years) are needed. Gifts for teens are often in short supply. Please consider donating gift cards, make up, body soaps and lotions, perfume or cologne, arts and crafts supplies, or entertainment items for this age group.

Collection boxes for the toy drive are located at each of the fire stations listed below:

Station 1 – 4610 Coronado Parkway
Station 2 – 701 Nicholas Parkway
Station 3 – 1627 Everest Parkway
Station 4 – 2007 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Station 5 – 1029 Diplomat Parkway
Station 6 – 4540 Chiquita Parkway
Station 7 – 3942 Burnt Store Road N
Station 8 – 707 SW 1st Street
Station 9 – 4107 Pelican Boulevard
Station 10 – 3623 Gator Circle West

Last year over 200 children received gifts. This year the Cape Coral Fire Department is working with even more charities, as well as individuals, and hope to be able to reach even more children in need this year.

For more information on the toy drive, such as specific gift needs/requests, please visit the Cape Coral Fire Department’s Facebook page  or website.